My MINI Cooper needs Maintenance ASAP


It’s no secret that MINI Cooper drivers love their cars — and with good reason. They’re stylish, fast, and fun to drive! If you want to keep your MINI performing its best, you’ll need to follow the recommended maintenance schedule. 

Not sure what this entails? Check out our handy checklist.

Semi-Annual Maintenance

Approximately every 6 months or 5,000 miles (whichever comes first) you’ll need to change your oil. Other things that should be checked during this appointment include:

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake and clutch fluid levels
  • Air conditioning

This is also a good time to examine the interior and exterior fixtures, seat belts, and mirrors. If there are any warning lights on, make sure to have them checked at this time as well. 

Annual Maintenance

Once every 12 months or 10,000 miles, you’ll need a full-service maintenance check. This includes all of the items above as well as your:

  • Spark plugs
  • Coolant system
  • Fans
  • Door locks
  • Air filters

Note that these intervals are standard, but depending on the model and year of your MINI Cooper, you might need to follow a different timeline. Always check your owner’s manual and stick to the manufacturer’s recommendation. 

Maintenance Milestones

In addition to the regularly scheduled maintenance tasks listed above, your MINI Cooper will need additional services when it hits certain milestones.  

When you take your vehicle in for its first 12-month maintenance, you’ll need:

  • Fuel system service
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tires rotated and balanced

If your vehicle uses an AC odor treatment, it should be refreshed at this time as well. 

During each subsequent annual appointment, you’ll need to make sure all of the tasks listed above are completed, as well as the following additional services:

  • 24 months – brake flush, change air filter and cabin microfilter
  • 36 months – coolant flush
  • 48 months – brake flush, change air filter, and cabin microfilter
  • 60 months – spark plugs
  • 72 months – coolant flush, change air filter and cabin microfilter

The timelines above assume that you drive your MINI Cooper approximately 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year. If your actual driving habits don’t align with this, then you’ll want to consult with a qualified mechanic who has experience with MINI Cooper maintenance for a custom schedule.

MINI Maintenance Coverage

If your MINI Cooper is new, your maintenance should be covered. For the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first) MINI Maintenance will pay for important things like oil changes, engine air filters, brake fluid service, vehicle inspections, and your cabin air microfilter.

Although you’ll need to pay for services beyond this, it’s not something you should put off. If your vehicle needs maintenance, do yourself a favor and make sure you get it taken care of right away. Otherwise, you could end up needing costly repairs in the future, and nobody wants that! 

THE HAUS: Your MINI Cooper Auto Service Shop

If you have a well-cared-for MINI Cooper, getting service can be heartbreaking. Our professional technicians will get your vehicle running as good as new.

From small Service repairs to more major auto service repair, we’ve got you covered! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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